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Nicholas (Le Petit Nicolas #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  30,713 Ratings  ·  549 Reviews
Nicholas is the first of five books that bring to life the day to day adventures of a young school boy - amusing, endearing and always in trouble. An only child, Nicholas, appears older at school than he does as home and his touchingly naive reaction to situations, cut through the preconceptions of adults and result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published June 14th 2005 by Phaidon Press (first published March 29th 1959)
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Ann Olivier Michelle are you looking for English or French? I am also interested in a compilation and see 1 may be available in French. Le Petit Nicolas…moreMichelle are you looking for English or French? I am also interested in a compilation and see 1 may be available in French. Le Petit Nicolas Collection 1 which includes Le Petit Nicolas, Les vacances du petit Nicolas, Les Récrés du petit Nicolas, Le Petit Nicolas et les copains, Le petit Nicolas a des ennuis. If these are separate or in 1 book.....not sure. (less)

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Nov 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my Hobbes
Recommended to Mariel by: #$#$@#!! (that's the Peanuts adults)
Remember that time when I punched you in the nose? And then you punched me in the nose? And we all started crying and then everything was okay again?

Ahmad Sharabiani
Le Petit Nicolas = Nicholas ( (Le Petit Nicolas #1)), René Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempé
عنوانها: ماجراهای نیکولا کوچولو؛ نیکولا مرد کوچک؛ نویسنده: سامپه؛ گوسینی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نوزده فوریه سال 1999 میلادی؛ دومین خوانش: آوریل سال 2007 میلادی
عنوان: ماجراهای نیکولا کوچولو؛ نویسنده: سامپه؛ گوسینی؛ مترجم: آفاق حامد هاشمی؛ تهران، سروش، 1377؛ در 169 ص؛ شابک: 9644350502؛ چاپ دوم 1380، چاپ سوم 1387؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 20 م
عنوان: نیکولا مرد کوچک؛ نویسنده: سامپه؛ گوسینی؛ مترجم: امیر
Michael Finocchiaro
This is a classic collection of stories in French about Nicolas and his inapt parents. Idyllic about life in the late 50s and early 60s, they are full of humour and tales of growing up. In France, they are like the equivalent of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want something easy and funny in French
Recommended to Manny by: Mariel
Max And Lili Visit My School

Today when I arrived at school everyone was very excited because there were two new kids called Max and Lili. My friend Alceste told me they had come from the year 2012 in a time machine, I asked Alceste what a time machine was but he was eating a sandwich, Alceste eats all the time and his mouth is always full so he pointed at Agnan and told me to ask him. Agnan is top of the class and the teacher's pet, he's no fun because he wears glasses so you can't hit him when
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit
Funny, cute, and sweet. Lovely visit with childhood friends.

"Moi, je serais la plus belle de toutes et toi, tu m'apporterais des fleurs."
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
I have fond memories of reading some of these stories in their original form (I think) in my 10th grade French class (sadly, these are the ONLY fond memories I have of studying French!). Goscinny's endearingly naughty little boys made a wonderfully refreshing change from the forced profundities of Le Petit Prince, to say nothing of the banal social lives of the dopey looking Parisian teens who populated a text-book called "Nos Amis". Sempe's cartoonishly simply but wickedly expressive illustrati ...more
Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite metro book in France. I sometimes had to be really refrain myself from laughing out loud (I got really good at disguising laughter with a cough).
Μανώλης Σιμιτσάκης
Ο μικρός Μανώλης κάθε τόσο διέκοπτε τη μητέρα του για να της διαβάσει αποσπάσματα με παιδικό στόμφο και χαχανητό :)
Έτσι, σίγουρα χάνει ένα αστεράκι από την πλευρά της μάνας του...
Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this book! I also found myself reading it out loud to anyone in my family who would listen. It gave me a glimpse into the mind of my boy and my overgrown boy (husband). So if you want to kind of see how your 7ish year old boy (and his friends) think, read this hilarious book! Sooo cute.
Aug 05, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 8-ish and up
I read this book to review for the library I work at, and I seriously just pulled it off the shelf because I liked the way the cover looked. It's about a young French boy, Nicholas, and his school friends. It's written in first-person as Nicholas, and what I found particularly endearing was the way the sentences read as though they were really written by a seven year old. They run on, but are clear to understand. Each chapter is like a short story or an individual episode, and his reactions to t ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Naprostá klasika, kterou jsem naposledy četla tak v deseti či jedenácti, a teď jsem se k ní vrátila s dětmi. Jako dítě jsem si to vyloženě užívala, jako rodič mám občas problém, protože ten text poněkud koliduje s faktem, že se snažíme synovi vysvětlit, že prát se s druhými není úplně OK a sprostě se nemluví :-)

Ale i tak jsou ty příběhy kouzelné a až jako dospělý si člověk uvědomí, že za nimi je o dost víc, než jen klukoviny - Mikuláš má občas opravdu trefné postřehy, které si dospělí za rámeček
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je voudrais apporté tous ces livres chez moi de la France, mais je n'ai que celui-ci. C'est merveilleux et si charmant! cinq étoiles! (et j'ai besoin de pratiquer mon français beaucoup!)
Melinda Thomsen
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Le Petit Nicolas series was a great way to improve my fluency in French. It was easy enough to read for pleasure and the vocabulary repeated enough so I actually learned new words! I used these words in conversation with my French teachers and friends while I lived in France and they were quite impressed because I was using slang. Since this book is written for kids, it helped me learn the language like they did. The sentences were quite easy to translate and I got into the rhythm of the ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, reread
Czytam Mikołajki jakiś tysięczny raz w życiu i stwierdzam, że ich moc nie słabnie. Nie czytajcie w tramwaju, jeśli nie chcecie być wzięci za wariata z powodu dzikich ataków śmiechu. Mi już wszystko jedno.
Sep 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: classics
What kid won't love le petit nicolas? Funny, witty and easy to read, with tones of beautiful pictures.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: realism, younger
Wow, there are quite a few books in this series. I was tired of Nicholas and his friends classmates well before I got to the end of this first installment.
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
یادآور روزهایی که کلاس فرانسه می رفتم و این کتاب، یار غار آموزش من بود
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Todo el humor de Goscinny para contarnos el mundo a través de un niño. Pequeñas historias que se leen de un tirón sin perder la sonrisa. Como muestra os copio el principio de una de ellas:

"Es el cumpleaños de mi mamá y he decidido comprarle un regalo como todos los años, desde el año pasado, porque antes yo era demasiado pequeño.
Cogí las monedas que tenía en mi hucha y afortunadamente había muchas, porque da la casualidad de que mamá me dio dinero ayer..."
Mar 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this with my French tutor last fall, but I finally got around to finish all of the episodes. There are laugh-out-loud moments in this book, but I was especially stunned by all of the violence in it. I didn't catch that so much the last time I read a Petit Nicolas book. I guess little kids are like that, but it was strange.

Great, though, especially if you're looking for a enjoyable book that isn't too hard in French.
Minh Nhân Nguyễn
3,5 sao

Có lẽ đây là tập đầu tiên của serie nên nhiều nhân vật được giới thiệu khá kỹ và thú vị. Tính cách từng nhân vật cũng đươc thê hiên rõ ràng và nhiêu điêm hay ho. Nói chung sách cũng không hay xuất sắc lắm nhưng cho mình một cảm giác dễ chịu, đọc để giết thời gian cũng ok :)
J'aime ce livre et c'est génial pour apprendre ecrir mieux en français!
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
انقد خوبه که آدم دلش میخواد بره تو کتاب نیکلاس رو بپلونه از خنگ بازیاش :)
Drunkenness Books
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ecrit bien avant ma naissance, ce livre a pourtant bercé mon enfance et faisait partie de mes livres préférés en tant que lectrice en herbe. En primaire, notre instituteur nous avez même fait jouer certains de ces chapitres durant les spectacles de fin d’année ! Bref comme vous l’aurez compris, ce livre a eu une certaine importance dans mes débuts de jeune lectrice….

Quinze ans plus tard, je ne peux toujours pas résister à la tentation d’en lire un chapitre en passant. Pleine d’humour et de nosta
Mar 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
What a hysterical book! This is a French translation that was originally published in 1959, so it depicts a time that has gone by (Nicholas points out that his family doesn't have a television yet). But both kids and adults will enjoy this first person account of incidents in Nicholas' life. We see how much fun young boys have just being boys. For instance, Nicholas describes playing cowboys with his friends. When no one will volunteer to be tied up to be the prisoner, his dad volunteers. This p ...more
Faeze Taheri
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
یک کمیش را وقتی داشتم کتاب را تنهایی میخواندم، دخترخالهی 7 سالهام آمد و گفت که برایش بخوانم، بعد ازم خواست کتاب را بهش قرض بدهم که مامانش که خالهی من باشد برایش بخواند:) خوشحالم ...more
Mai Anh
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hết sảy ❤❤❤
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Sara Jesus
O primeiro livro que leio em francês. De fácil de ler e de agradável visualização. Nicolas é uma personagem muito engraçada e com uma familia muito amorosa.
Um bom livro para quem pretende, como eu, iniciar a sua leitura na língua francesa
Umut Çalışan
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pıtırcık’ın öykülerini René Goscinny yazmış. Araya serpiştirilen resimler Jean Jacques Sempé’ye ait. Sempé’nin ülkemizde bilindik işi yok. Ama Red Kit ve Asteriks’in senaryolarını yazan Goscinny çoğumuza tanıdık gelecektir. Pıtırcık’ın dünyası, benimde dahil olduğum 90 kuşağının dünyasında geçiyor. Cep telefonu, bilgisayar, video oyunu yok. Top oynuyor, cam kırıyor, derste yaramazlık yapıyorlar. Harika çevirisi ile çocukların kelime dağarcığına müthiş faydalı. Tahminen 80’li yıllardaki çeviriler ...more
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